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Hawai‘i Receiving More Than $4.5 Million In Federal Funding To Respond To Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON – Today, the State of Hawai‘i will have immediate access to more than $4.5 million in emergency funding. The funding, which was approved by Congress and signed by the president last week, will be used to help Hawai‘i respond to the crisis.

“This federal money will help fund Hawai‘i’s response efforts and give us additional resources to keep people safe,” said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Specially, the funding will help Hawai‘i conduct public health preparedness and response activities, including:

  • Surveillance and monitoring;
  • Tracing to identify additional positive cases;
  • Infection control at the local level to prevent new cases; and
  • Mitigation activities.